Point of use power for Emergency Evacuation Lifts
Established in 1986 the company offers a power solution for meeting the emergency power requirements of Evacuation Lifts as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 and BS9999:2017.
The Power Systems International team works closely with Lift manufacturers, Local Authority Fire Safety Officers, Consulting Engineers and Architects to determine the best cost effective means to deliver power “on demand” to a dedicated evacuation lift in an emergency when a normal operations are halted.
The new series 4 ELPS product is a “Black Box” point of use power system to feed VVVF lift hoisting or hydraulic systems.
About the Product:
The ELPS series 4 evacuation lift power system is designed for positioning as close as possible to the lift in a well ventilated indoors location.
Installation is quick and simple and therefore the cable runs are short and less exposed to the risk of theft, vandalism or sabotage, risks that exist with “centralised” back-up power systems.
The ELPS is supplied with a length of flexible cable for input and output terminated with a CEE17 plug and socket.
The package is provided with a “manual bypass box” for installation by the electrical contractor. This box is fitted with the mating plug and socket into which the flexible input and output cables of the ELPS are to be inserted.
The ELPS range is now even larger and comes in eight power capacities of 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, 80 and 100kVA, though other sizes can be supplied upon request, all are suitable for use with mains power of 50Hz, 400V three phase input and output with the output having a protective earth. The inverter is designed to accommodate the unpredictable load of most passenger lifts with weights up to 1,600kg.
Our team will work with you to determine the correct sizing based on how many landing stops and starts per hour, how many passengers in the lift car in the upward elevation and on the descending journey. How long the lift will remain on a landing with the doors held open to allow disabled persons in wheel chairs be accommodated with dignity. The overall aim is to ensure that the ELPS can handle its minimum required evacuation duty of 10 upward and 10 downward journeys over the required number of landings in a period of 60 minutes. Longer runs are available upon request.